Caregiver or Carer for Family and/or Others
A family caregiver or carer is anyone who provides any type of physical and/or emotional care for an ill or disabled other, those in need of care, who may be suffering from a physical or mental illness, disability, substance use problems, or other conditions.
Members of The New School community who are caring for someone while attending school and/or working will benefit from connecting to information to help navigate the healthcare system, find resources to practice self-care, and flexibility to manage an often complex situation.
New School Resources
- Employee Assistance Program – Staff and Faculty Resource
- Phone: 888.293.6948, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Human Resources
- 80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: benefits helpline 212-229-5671 x4942
- Student Support
- 72 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 212-229-5900 x3965
Other Caregiver Resources
- Next Step in Care– This site has over 30 family caregiver guides. There is also a list of resources –for New York, City and State.
- Family Caregiver Alliance – Although it’s based in San Francisco, there’s a lot of information that’s applicable anywhere.
- AARP Caregiver Resource Center –Has telephone support and links to other resources
- New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn – a monthly support group for caregivers of older adults, led by a licensed social worker, is offered in collaboration with Heights and Hills. Call 718-780-5367 for more information.